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Recruiting Update: Jared Terrell, Abdul Malik Abu

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UConn picked the right game to host 2014 studs Jared Terrell and Abdul Malik Abu, teammates of the Boston-based Expressions Elite AAU team. The Huskies put on a show in the first half Friday versus Fordham, jumping out to a 29-point halftime lead before they coasted to an 88-73 victory. Terrell, a well-built 6-foot-4, 225-pound […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Fordham: “We can’t go out and get Patrick Ewing. He’s not around.”

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That’s Kevin Ollie on UConn’s frontcourt. The Huskies have tried Enosch Wolf, Tyler Olander and Phil Nolan at center, and not one has been consistent. Fortunately, UConn didn’t need a frontcourt Friday night. The four guards — Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and R.J. Evans — combined for 71 of the team’s 88 points […] [Read More]
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UConn 88, Fordham 73

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Suffocating perimeter defense and a 3-point happy offense helped UConn jump out to a 29-point halftime lead and coast to a 88-73 victory over Fordham Friday at the XL Center. STAR OF THE GAME: Ryan Boatright scored nine points in the first five minutes and only got better from there. The sophomore guard finished with […] [Read More]
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Halftime: UConn 57, Fordham 28

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Ryan Boatright scored 20 points and dished out seven assists in the first half as UConn took a 57-28 lead into the locker room Friday versus Fordham. Two Boatright free throws with 10:22 remaining put UConn ahead 26-15, and an R.J. Evans 3-pointer — his first of the year — opened up a 14-point advantage […] [Read More]
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Gameday: Fordham at UConn

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A few quick links before we get into rosters and stats for tonight’s UConn vs. Fordham clash: *Omar Calhoun has been superb against weak competition (13 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, 56 % FG vs. low/mid majors) and not-so-great against major conference opponents (4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 14.3 % FG). Check out his […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Roundup: Dec. 21

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All has been quiet on the recruiting front in the past few months. UConn is still stuck on two — Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel — for the class of 2013. It seems likely, though, that the Huskies will add one more big man and possibly another guard before the class is complete. Here’s a […] [Read More]
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We Were Only Freshmen…

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Omar Calhoun was hyped up in the preseason by a writer or two. So far, the 6-foot-5 freshman has been impressive against lesser competition (22 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore) and not-so-hot against top-end teams (6 points against Michigan State and N.C. State combined). Is that disparity normal for freshmen? Let’s look at Omar Calhoun […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 20: “I kind of came to terms with no matter what we do, it’s not going to be in our hands.”

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If nothing else, you can count on Shabazz Napier to share an opinion or two. Early in the season, the Huskies insisted that they were playing this season for Kevin Ollie, whose contract expires in April. Ten games in, it seems as though Ollie has positioned himself for an extension. So what’s the holdup? UConn […] [Read More]
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